Bad Medicine and Quackery in Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Come to the Colleges spectacular hall to be shocked by our seventh Fringe event. Hear about the characters curing diseases with millipedes and celestial beds, and the use of innovative devices such as the miracle whirling spray and the magneto-electrotherapeutic machine. We will cover quackery and unorthodox medical movements, from mesmerism, to electricity, homeopathy and horoscopes. Discover the fine line between the orthodox and the eccentric in a world before antibiotics and anaesthetics. You will get a chance to visit our beautiful library to see some of the historical material discussed in the event.